WEST BRANCH, Iowa–The board of trustees of the Hoover Presidential Library Association recently selected Richard White Jr., professor in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Public Administration Institute, as a 2010 Hoover Scholar. The award includes a grant to fund original research at the Hoover Presidential Library this summer.
Employed by LSU since 1998, White is the Marjory Ourso Excellence in Teaching Professor at Louisiana State University and the author of Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long and Roosevelt the Reformer: Theodore Roosevelt as Civil Service Commission 1889-1895. White’s third book, Will Rogers: A Political Biography, will be published by Texas Tech University Press in the fall. His 24-year career as a public servant includes time in the White House, State Department and Central Intelligence Agency.
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association is a nonprofit support group for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and National Historic Site in West Branch, IA, just east of Iowa City. Starting as the Hoover Birthplace Society in 1939, the association is a membership organization which sponsors events during the year, including Hooverfest, the annual August celebration of the birth of Herbert Hoover, Iowa's only president. Other events include various weekends throughout the summer with 1880's games, crafters, and costumed interpreters
The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and health care organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-re cognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/pai or call 225-578-6743.